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Blast from the Past: Toronto Blue Jays Win 1993 World Series on Joe Carter’s Walkoff

November 12th, 2012 at 1:27 PM
By Wayne Staich

 

The only World Series that ended in more memorable fashion than this one was 1960, when Bill Mazeroski's walkoff in game seven won it for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Yankees. Joe Carter's blast to end the 1993 Fall Classic and win it for the Toronto Blue Jays ranks second only because it ended in six games, but the drama and intensity of the moment was second to none.

The Philadelphia Phillies had a one run lead, and needed a win to force a seventh game. Bottom of the ninth, fireballing closer Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams on the mound. Two men on, two strikes on Joe Carter…Bam.

It was the second straight World Series title for the Blue Jays, who had beaten the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 Series. After winning it all in '93, they actually maintained their place as World Series champs without even having to defend their title the following season. Due to the players' strike, there was no World Series in 1994. '93 remains as Toronto's last World Series appearance. 

Tags: Baseball, Joe Carter, MLB, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, World Series

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